Development Control Plan
A Development Control Plan (DCP) is used by applicants and Council to guide the preparation and assessment of Development Applications.
Local Environmental Plan
The aim of the Port Stephens Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 is to provide the statutory framework for planning in the Local Government Area
Local infrastructure contributions
Council is able to collect contributions for the provision of local infrastructure and facilities under section 94 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Nelson Bay Next
Nelson Bay Next showcases all of the exciting projects and initiatives, led either by Council or the community, that are happening in the Nelson Bay town centre.
Open space and recreation planning
View the open space and recreation plans for Port Stephens.
The Port Stephens Planning Strategy is Council's overarching land use strategy and covers a 25 year period.